New River Gorge - Nuttallburg - Whipple - WV

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    Today I went with my parents on an adventure for my birthday. We went to the New River Gorge, WV area to the Nuttallburg mine. Was once owned by Henry Ford. Visited the old Headhouse that unloaded the coal and transported it down to the river by conveyor to be loaded onto the trains.

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    Nuttallburg Mine
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    Headhouse
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    Conveyor going down to the river.
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    Looking up at the New River Gorge Bridge
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    Whitewater Rafters
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    A few years ago we went to the bottom of Nuttallburg where they loaded the trains.
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    Conveyor from the mine at the top.
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    Train loadout.
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    Nearby is the old coal town of Whipple, WV. There is the old Whipple Coal Mine Company Store that has been somewhat restored and we took a tour.

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    Old Safe room
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    Upstairs Ballroom for the owner's wife.
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    Room supposedly haunted by a 12 year old girl that was murdered in there.
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    Cool pics. That store harbored some evil personified.
     
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    Here is some video.




    Coal Train
     
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    Sorry I forgot how to post. Wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday! We share the 5th.
     
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    Thank you. Mine is actually the 4th.
    Happy Birthday to you.
     
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    I LOVE old Company Towns......SO MUCH HISTORY!
     
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